Posts Tagged ‘diabetes’

Okla. makes biggest jump, but Miss. still tops diabetes ranking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report. It is Mississippi, though, that still has the highest rate of diabetes. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases […] [...]

Report: Nearly 70% of state’s residents will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of […] [...]

Delta hospital avoiding patient limb amputations

by Published: December 2,2010

Tags: Delta Regional Medical Center, diabetes, DRMC

Greenville — Washington County’s Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) has made a commitment to limb preservation and amputation prevention. The hospital’s Heart & Vascular Center doctors, Dr. Mike Trotter and Dr. Steve Chapman, have initiated a program that incorporates a multi-disciplinary team approach for limb preservation. Partnering with the Wound Healing Center and specialists in […] [...]

Number of diabetic Americans could triple by 2050

by Published: October 22,2010

Tags: Centers for Disease Control, diabetes

ATLANTA — Federal officials estimate that as many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by the year 2050. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 10 have diabetes now. But the number could expand dramatically in the next 40 years if current trends continue. Nearly a decade ago, […] [...]

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